The holiday's are quickly approaching and for many people, the holidays tend to derail our fitness endeavors. What is the best solution for staying healthy and holly jolly? Moderation.
Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day, drinking at least 80% of your body-weight in water (in ounces) throughout the day. This helps keep you hydrated and makes you feel less hungry.
You can also plan ahead by calculating an estimated macros for the day based on foods you typically eat on the holidays. Knowing macros in advanced can help you make smart decisions in the moment. Be sure to stock up on salad, celery, leafy greens, etc. to help increase your fiber, protein and utilize them as healthy carbs. For example 100g (about 1 cup) of brussel sprouts has 36 calories, 8 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of fat and 3 grams of protein.
Stick to foods you know are healthier, choose lean meats, veggies (without lots of dressings, etc.) and take smaller portions (one serving spoonful or less) of the more indulgent food.
The image above shows a 1,473 calorie meal. If you plan to indulge even more than that sample dinner be sure to participate in a Turkey Trot or Holiday 5k or hit the gym, go for a jog, or play out in the yard with the family for a bit to help alleviate the impact of your dinner! Remember, no food or drink is off limits, just be aware of what you eating and how much so you don't go overboard. Everything in moderation! Also be sure to check out our upcoming video on the Thanksgiving Thighs Workout, designed to make you sweat and get those thighs burning!